Effects of thermal annealing on phase transformation and microhardness of (TixCryAlz)N films

T. Yamamoto, H. Hasegawa, T. Suzuki, K. Yamamoto

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(TixCryAlz)N (x + y + z = 1) films with different atomic compositions were synthesized by the arc ion plating (AIP) method and annealed in vacuum from 700 to 1000 °C. The c-(Ti0.10Cr0.24Al0.66)N and c-(Ti0.27Cr0.11Al0.62)N films maintained the NaCl-type structure after annealing at 800 and 900 °C, respectively. While at 1000 °C, the structure of films was partially transformed into h-(TixCryAlz) N. The lattice parameter of films annealed at 1000 °C increased compared to those between 700 and 900 °C through possibly the diffusion of Al atoms from cubic to hexagonal grains. Due to the formation of the mixture phase by annealing at 1000 °C, microhardness of the film decreased from 31 to 24 GPa. In this paper, mechanical properties were determined using nanoindentation technique and microstructures, lattice parameter were investigated by X-ray and transmission electron microscopy. The observed phase transition was analyzed as a function of the annealing temperature.

ジャーナルSurface and Coatings Technology
1-4 SPEC. ISS.
出版ステータスPublished - 2005 10 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 化学 (全般)
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 表面および界面
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜
  • 材料化学


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